Law and Disorder: A Mockery of Justice

Calling Ottawa’s legal community: It’s time to laugh your “arts” off!  And the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation has just the event on the docket for you.

On November 3, from 5pm to 9pm, judges, lawyers, actors and comedians will gather at the old Carleton County Courthouse, now known as Arts Court, Ottawa’s Centre for the Performing, Visual, Literary and Media Arts (@ 2 Daly Avenue) for Law and Disorder – A Legal Comedy Debate.

Hosted by Ottawa actor, playwright and director Pierre Brault, this evening of droll finger-pointing will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a rousing comedic debate. Pitting a prominent Ottawa lawyer against an irreverent actor/comedian, the two master debaters will deliberate the virtues and hazards of the arts and law. The featured lawyer and comedian of this night of gallows humour will be announced shortly.

The laughter continues as Ottawa personalities in law and politics, arts and sports are locked up in the courthouse basement jail cells. Patrons will then get the chance to bail out the “prisoners” in support of Ottawa’s arts community. Winning bidders will also receive a one-on-one dining experience with a celebrity jailbird. Stay tuned to find out which famous and infamous Ottawans will be behind bars.

David W. Scott, co-chair of the Firm and Counsel in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner and Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to serve as Honourary Chair of this new event in support of the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation, a registered charitable organization that provides a forum for Ottawa’s performing, visual, literary and media arts. The proceeds from Law and Disorder will go directly to support Arts Court.  Tickets to Law and DisorderA Legal Comedy Debate range from $125 to $150 and are now on sale. Tickets are limited. Keep watching for more details on this fantastic event or call Sam Awwad at 613-569-4821 x 234 for more details.

You won’t believe it can be legal to have so much fun!